Jul 1, 2011 6:30pm EDT
fetched. the big guns of the socialist party have that out today in force. we have had the former prime minister say that he could win the presidency if they could get him out of court. we don't know how and when they will free him. this is an extraordinary turn in development. the will put their name forward for next year. i think that most critics who were watching thought it was an uninspiring list of performances. they did not have the killer instinct that dominique strauss- kahn has, the persona, the international standing. if he could be rehabilitated, he is worth the gamble. >> the french public for fear is about the way he was treated early on. >> not just with the american justice system but with the way the american media treated it. some of the headlines read, "frog-legs it." many people thought this was some sort of plot to bring down the leading socialist candidate. there are a good many people here who are pleased with the outcome of this and that has been echoed by the socialist party. there are many people are appalled and it is noticeable that many women have come forwa
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
much and british officers say privately they are -- there is still a big problem with corruption. nato's deployment has peaked. the question now is will the afghans be able to do the job of the british soldiers have been doing as they start to leave? >> that is the question indeed. on the ground, the fighting continues. in washington, three american senators, three -- two democrats and one republican pended op-ed in the "new york times" which called for a more rapid withdrawal of all american combat troops. tom udall is among those arguing the case. thank you for joining me. you criticize president obama for not bringing back american troops fast enough from afghanistan. what would you like him to do? >> the thing we have to realize is the thing we went in with objectives. those objectives were displacing a government that was harboring terrorists. terrorist camps, al qaeda was hooked up with them, and osama bin laden was in the region. now we have an elected government, we have completely changed the landscape, we have trained approximately 400,000 afghans in terms of army and police.